Beginning Watercolor

Beginning Watercolor


We start with the basics: brush control, water to pigment ratios, washes, mixing color, glazes, lifting out and texture techniques-often focusing on one or several techniques to complete several exercises and also a small painting. New projects each week, slowly building on previous lessons experience. Line drawings (for tracing) are offered for those who feel uncomfortable with free hand drawing.


Try It Watercolor I, Needham, Afternoon

Not sure if watercolor painting is for you? Please join us for a single class, (with all materials supplied) designed for beginners who have very little or no experience and want to explore the beauty of this transparent medium. We will focus on water to pigment ratios, 4 main techniques, basic color mixing, plus texturing techniques to create a small watercolor painting.

Each step of the way will be demonstrated with the aide of a camera with projector, color photographs and/or photocopies and individual attention. Try It Watercolor I (afternoon session) Tuesday, March 23, 3:30-6:30PM High Rock School, Ferndale Rd, Needham Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Limited to 12.

 

 

Try It Watercolor I, Needham, Evening

Not sure if watercolor painting is for you? Please join us for a single class, (with all materials supplied) designed for beginners who have very little or no experience and want to explore the beauty of this transparent medium. We will focus on water to pigment ratios, 4 main techniques, basic color mixing, plus texturing techniques to create a small watercolor painting.

Each step of the way will be demonstrated with the aide of a camera with projector, color photographs and/or photocopies and individual attention. Try It Watercolor I (evening section) Thursday, April 30, 6-9PM High Rock School, Ferndale Rd, Needham Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Limited to 12.

 

 

Watercolor I, Needham, Afternoon

 

This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including washes, dry brush, sgraffito, spattering, masking and texturing techniques. We will explore how much water to pigment to use to create tints, glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing. There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium. Note:  A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying of materials. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us under Community Ed and Adult Education. Watercolor I (afternoon section) 8 Mondays, March 30 – June 1 (no class 4/20 and 5/25), 3:30-6:30PM High Rock School, Ferndal Rd, Needham Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class. Limited to 12.

 

 

Watercolor I, Needham, Evening

This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including washes, dry brush, sgraffito, spattering, masking and texturing techniques. We will explore how much water to pigment to use to create tints, glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing. There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium. Note:  A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor in class for copying of materials. A materials list will be posted by class title on the district website www.needham.k12.ma.us under Community Ed and Adult Education. Watercolor I (evening section) 8 Thursday, May 7 – June 25, 6-9PM High Rock School, Ferndale Rd, Needham Requests for refunds and credits must be made at least one week prior to the start of the class.  Limited to 12.

 

Watercolor Fundamentals, Natick, Tuesday Evening

Includes: brush control. water to pigment ratios, 4 types of washes, glazing, masking, understanding value, lifting out and texture techniques (spatter, sgraffito, salt, alcohol). A new project each week, focusing on one or more techniques.

  • Dates: Begins again Jan 7th 2020, continuing as drop-ins through the summer, join any time.
  • Time: 6.30-9.30pm, Tuesdays 3 hours
  • Fee: $30 per class (min. 4 students) $1/color photocopy
  • Location: My studio in Natick, (cell: 214-334-6721).

Please call or email sallymeding@gmail.com to register. A new project each week – occasionally some paintings require 2 weeks.